File 223 - Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-223

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  • [18--?]-1902 (Creation)
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    Schantz Russell Family

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The Schantz Family in North America is large and widespread; alternative spellings of the last name includes variations such as Tschantz, Shantz, Shonts, and Schanz.
The family descended from Jacob Schanz (June 12, 1710-February 5, 1781) who emigrated to the United States of America in 1737 and settled in Pennsylvania. In 1810 Jacob’s son Christian Shantz (July 11, 1769-April 7, 1857) came to Waterloo County and settled at Freeport on the Grand River.
Christian’s son Benjamin Shantz (September 2, 1811-November 9, 1868) was an early Waterloo County inhabitant and one of the founders of Port Elgin, Ontario where he settled in 1854 and established a grist and flour mill. Benjamin married Lydia Kolb (May 13, 1814-November 9, 1862) on April 10, 1842 and together they had ten children; Josiah K. Schantz (December 5, 1834-August 3, 1913), Catharine Schantz (May 17, 1836-February 28, 1917), Hannah Schantz (April 1, 1838-August 20, 1841), Christian Schantz (January 20, 1840-?), Tobias Schantz (April 10, 1842-April 16, 1925), Abraham K. Schantz (September 20, 1844-?), Benjamin K. Schantz (December 5, 1846), Menno K. Schantz (January 31, 1849-July 6, 1888), Lydia K. Schantz (August 17, 1851-July 16, 1900), Sarah K. Schantz (April 1, 1854-April 10, 1878), and Enoch K. Schantz (October 7, 1856-May 25, 1888).
When Lydia died in 1862, Benjamin remarried his housekeeper, Margaret Swinton. Benjamin and Margaret left Port Elgin, Ontario and settled in Dallas County, Missouri. Correspondence in the collection between Benjamin and his son Tobias recount Benjamin’s settler experiences in Dallas County, Missouri.
The Schantz Russell Family Papers centre around Tobias Schantz, his wife Mary Schantz and their descendants, drawing together primary sources relating to several early pioneering families of Waterloo County, primarily the Schantz, Moyer/Meyer and Bowman families, and material relating to descendants of the Moyer pioneers of Lincoln County, Ontario.

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Thirty-five letters received by Sophie Emma Schantz.

Date and Place from: March 31, 1900 Altadena, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Heineman, M.F.

Date and Place from: December 12, 1892 Guelph To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Martin, Will.

Date and Place from: February 20, 1898 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Lizzie.

Date and Place from: March 24, [18--?] La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Keeler, Emma Grace Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Nov. 25, ? Guelph, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Martin, Will.

Date and Place from: Feb. 6, 1892 Guelph, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Martin, Will.

Date and Place from: Oct. 31, 1892 Guelph, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Martin, Will.

Date and Place from: Oct. 15, 1897 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Faith.

Date and Place from: Nov. 30, 1897 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Lydia.

Date and Place from: Jan. 19, 1898 La Grange, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Emma.

Date and Place from: Feb. 26, 1898 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Gribble, M.H.

Date and Place from: March 25, 1898 Wilmette, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Mollie.

Date and Place from: June 12, 1898 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Groh, Lizzie.

Date and Place from: Dec. 4, 1898 Breslau, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Kolb, Lucinda.

Date and Place from: Jan. 14, 1899 Montrose, Colo. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Hutchinson, Nancy.

Date and Place from: March 5, 1899 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Kolb, Mary.

Date and Place from: June 15, 1899 To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Grace.

Date and Place from: July 5, 1899 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From McIntyre, G.A.

Date and Place from: July 29, 1899 To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Matthews, Edna.

Date and Place from: Oct. 2, 1899 To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Grace, Miss.

Date and Place from: Dec. 27, 1899 Berlin, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Groh, Lizzie.

Date and Place from: March 22, 1900 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Heineman, Sadie.

Date and Place from: Nov. 23, 1901 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Heineman, M.F. Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Sept. 22, 1902 Chicago, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Heineman, M.F.

Date and Place from: Sept. 26, 1902 Evanston, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From ?, Mollie.

Date and Place from: Nov. 17, ? Conestogo, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Euler, Emelia.

Date and Place from: Jan. 28, 1885 Conestogo, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Euler, Louise.

Date and Place from: Oct. 22, 1885 Conestogo, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Euler, Emelia.

Date and Place from: April 18, 1892 Berlin, ON To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Goudie, Matilda.

Date and Place from: Nov. 13, 1893 Jordan, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Houser, Sarah D.

Date and Place from: Jan. 25, 1898 LaGrange, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From ?, Emma.

Date and Place from: June 23, 1898 Morton Park, Ill. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Higgs, Emma M. Notes: Clyde High School Commencement Exercises invitation.

Date and Place from: June 1899 Ward, Colo. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Hutchinson, Nancy Notes: Written on Congregational Church letterhead.

To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Keeler, Emma Grace.

To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Flander.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
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